Climate change has transformed economic models and opportunities around the globe, and Latin America and the Caribbean are not immune to this new reality. At IDB Invest, when we talk to our clients in the region about generating green jobs and applying a gender perspective in their projects, we usually find very good reception and positive responses. … [Read more...] about How to create green jobs with a gender perspective?
The private sector has a moral obligation to set the goal of eradicating violence against women. However, this is also an economic imperative, given that corporate inaction in this regard has significant costs. … [Read more...] about Business tackling gender violence: An economic imperative
In light of the number of initiatives developed in Latin America and the Caribbean to help increase the availability and use of sex-disaggregated demand-side (customer) and supply-side (institution) data across the ecosystem, you may think we’ve moved on from asking financial intermediaries: “How big is the women’s market opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean?” to “Did … [Read more...] about How to achieve women’s financial inclusion: The role of financial intermediaries and strong sex-disaggregated data
Gender equality is paramount for increased inclusion as well as business profitability arising from their increased labor force participation. As a result, the role of women in the 21st century economy will be one of the main issues discussed during the III CEO Summit of the Americas, held on April 12 and 13 in Lima, Peru. One of the most pressing challenges for Latin … [Read more...] about The gender equality imperative in the workplace
Women do more unpaid work than men, with significant consequences for the economy. From India to Denmark, the pattern is the same. While women invest an average of 4.5 hours per day in unpaid work, men invest barely 1.5 hours. It is estimated that the unpaid work that women do worldwide is equal to $12 trillion a year, or 11% of global GDP for the year 2025. In the case of … [Read more...] about How men and women sharing the workload can promote regional growth